As economic conditions worsened in New Zealand, there was a growing animosity towards the Chinese, and from 1881 measures were introduced to restrict further Chinese immigration. All Chinese entering New Zealand had to pay a poll tax. This is the receipt for a poll tax payment.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: L, 24-3, Box 1
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